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ANAHEIM, Calif. — In the GATEWAY study, obese patients with hypertension were able to reduce their use of antihypertensive drugs while maintaining BP control after undergoing bariatric surgery.
“The cardiovascular risk for mortality is almost doubled when associated with obesity and hypertension,” Carlos Aurelio Schiavon, MD, PhD, FACS, from the Heart Hospital – HCor in São Paulo, Brazil, said during a press conference at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. “There are also treatment challenges in these patients because they are often taking
Obesity is the condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body (mostly in subcutaneous tissues). clinical obesity is considered to be present when a person has a BMI of over 30 (Oxford Dictionary of Medicine). It is becoming increasing common i...
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved on October 8th 2013 Adempas® (riociguat) tablets for: (i) the treatment of adults with persistent/recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) (WHO* Group 4) after ...